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Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 02/24/2009
Bob Abernethy reports on religious groups' anticipation for President Obama to act on social issues. This clip also shows the Poverty Forum and a short interview with Jim Wallis.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 02/20/2009
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama established a Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to advise him on several social issues. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton spoke with several council members about what they hope to accomplish and the constitutional questions they may face. Watch Joel Hunter, senior pastor at Northland Church in Longwood, Florida; Melissa Rogers, director of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity Center for Religion and Public Affairs; and Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, discuss their roles on the council.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 02/18/2009
On February 17, a group of Christian leaders from across the political and ideological spectrum made public their recommendations for how to reduce domestic poverty. Watch Sojourners president Jim Wallis, Bethel New Life founder Mary Nelson, and Clapham Group principal Mark Rodgers describe what they think makes this effort different, how the lives of the people they serve can inform public policy, and why President Obama may have an opportunity to reach out to some evangelicals still interested in compassionate conservatism.
Christian Broadcasting Network 02/11/2009
"The faith community has a clear responsibility in leading this conversation and helping those who are most vulnerable due to their immigration status," said Rev. Jim Wallis, president and Executive Director of Sojourners.
FOXNews 02/05/2009
FOX News interviews Rev. Jim Wallis on the new Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
BBC 02/05/2009
BBC World News reports on the new Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and interviews Rev. Jim Wallis.
Christian Broadcasting Network 02/05/2009
An extended interview with The Brody File, with Sojourners President Jim Wallis at The White House. Reverend Wallis is one of the members of President Obama’s Advisory Faith Council. He met with the President in the Oval Office Thursday.
Christian Broadcasting Network 02/05/2009
David brody reports on the White House Faith Based Office announcement and speaks with Rev. Jim Wallis
Listen Up TV 01/30/2009
Lorna Dueck of Listen Up TV interviews Rev. Jim Wallis about President Obama's faith life.
CSPAN 01/29/2009
Political and corporate leaders discussed values in market capitalism. The group included former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Rev. Jim Wallis. Topics included what makes capitalism work well, how to change values, regulation, and metrics.
PBS 01/23/2009
By chance, Tuesday evening I came upon some of those stubborn facts, in this issue of "Sojourners" magazine. For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 adults in America is in jail or prison that's 2.3 million people. One reason? The leader of one organization working with prisoners' families told "Sojourners" that "The education system, particularly for inner-city youth where the bulk of our prisoners come from, is abysmal."
CNN 01/22/2009
President Obama is showing early signs of how he will handle religion. CNN's Jim Acosta reports. JIM WALLIS, PRESIDENT, SOJOUNERS: I've known Barack Obama for about 10 years and he's always been a good listener. He wants to know what you think. And he wants strong opinions around him, and then he listens and he then decides what he thinks.
Sojourners 01/21/2009
Rev. Jim Wallis and others lead responsive prayer at the National Prayer Service.
Sojourners 01/15/2009
The Mobilization to End Poverty will be a historic gathering. Thousands of Christians will come together in a powerful movement committed to the biblical imperative of reducing domestic and global poverty. The Mobilization will call the new President and Congress to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and cut domestic poverty in half within 10 years.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 09/26/2008
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton talks with Rev. Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine and author of THE GREAT AWAKENING, about how the financial crisis may affect the presidential campaign. Wallis describes how the candidates should be framing the moral dimensions of the crisis and what principles he thinks voters should be considering at the ballot box.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 09/26/2008
Bob Abernethy of Religion and Ethics Newsweekly interviews Rev. Jim Wallis and Father Jim Martin about the religious aspects of the financial crisis and the proposals to solve it.
CNN 09/11/2008
Rick Sanchez discusses the Alliance Defense Fund's Pulpit Freedom Sunday with Jim Wallis on CNN.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 09/05/2008
Kim Lawton examines the nomination of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate and talks to Jim Wallis.
Christian Broadcasting Network 09/03/2008
The Republican National Convention is overflowing with social conservatives who care deeply about the pro-life cause. And - for awhile at least - some doubted John McCain's fervency for that cause. Jim Wallis, author of The Great Awakening and the head of Sojourners, wanted platform language that would call for all parties to at least work together to reduce abortions. Now he's protesting because the GOP didn't include the wording.
The Humphrey Institute 09/01/2008
The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs convenes a forum on Politics and Faith as part of the series America's Future: Conversations about Politics and Policy during the 2008 Republican National Convention. Krista Tippett moderates a discussion with Jim Wallis, Richard Land, and Steven Waldman.